Galvus Vildagliptin and/or alternatives
Galvus 50mgManufacturer: Novartis Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Galvus
Vildagliptin is the generic name of Galvus and it is an orally administered anti-hyperglycemic medicine. You can buy Galvus if it has been prescribed by your doctor. It is available in strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg. Some of the inactive ingredients of Galvus include lactose anhydrous, cellulose microcrystalline, sodium starch glycollate, and magnesium stearate.
Indications & Dosage of Galvus
Galvus is prescribed for the treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The drug decreases the amount of glucagon and also increases the amount of insulin produced by the human body. As a result, Galvus helps in controlling blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Galvus is an oral medication and needs to be swallowed whole with a glass of water. The recommended initial dose is Galvus 50 mg twice a day, preferably in the morning. Doctors can also increase the dosage to Galvus 100 mg to be taken twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. It can be taken with or without food.
Side Effects & Interactions of Galvus
Galvus can lead to mild or moderate side effects such as:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Mild to severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach upset and pain
- Rashes and constant itching
- Feeling of tightness in the chest
- Swelling of the tongue and lips
- Swelling of the face
- Trouble breathing and shortness of breath
- Lack of energy, weakness, and tiredness
- Sleeping problems including insomnia
There are some adverse effects of Galvus that require emergency medical help if they surface:
- Severe mood changes
- Anxiety or depression
- Vision changes
- Nervousness and restlessness
- Dark urine and decreased urination
- Yellowing of the eyes
- Pain in the joints and bones
Galvus is known to interact with other drugs like alacepril, benazepril, benazepril hydrochloride, cilazapril, delapril hydrochloride, captopril, enalapril maleate, fosinopril sodium, imidapril hydrochloride, lisinopril dihydrate, moexipril hydrochloride, perindopril erbumine, perindopril arginine, and quinapril hydrochloride among others.
Warnings & Precautions of Galvus
One of the important precautions to take is buy Galvus from a reliable pharmacy, and it should be bought prior to the expiry date. The drug can also harm the fetus in pregnant women, so you must not use it without consulting your doctor if you are expecting. It is not known whether Galvus can pass into breast milk but if it does, it can be harmful for your child. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor first if you are breastfeeding.
You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Galvus treatment if you are:
- Allergic to vildagliptin or any of the inactive ingredients
- Taking any other type 2 diabetes mellitus medications
- Suffering from kidney or liver disease
- Prone to heart attacks and have a history of cardiac conditions